ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402 (2023) review – vapor chamber cooling combined with metal build and high performance

Years ago, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 was a real blockbuster with its AniMe Matrix lid cover, powerful AMD Zen 3 CPUs, and NVIDIA RTX 3000 GPUs. The situation with the current successor isn’t much different. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402 (2023) still offers a compact, gaming-oriented 14-inch design, high-end hardware, and other useful features.

Like it or not, the design hasn’t changed much over the years. The 2022 iteration (with an AMD GPU) and the GA401 model aren’t that different in terms of looks compared to the current-gen machine. Aside from that, you can get a device with a powerful AMD Zen 4 HS processor or with a refreshed Zen 3+ chip—these are well-known for their superb efficiency.

The most powerful GPU variant is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 (Laptop), which is a true beast, and that’s why there is a vapor chamber cooling system here. The MUX switch is standard for all devices—now, that’s something nice. Three 16:10 display options are available: the base one is a 144Hz 1200p IPS panel that supports Adaptive-Sync and HDR. The other two are 1600p models with a 165Hz refresh rate, and both are paired with Advanced Optimus and G-Sync. One is an IPS variant, while the top-end model features a Mini LED unit.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA402, 2023) - Specs

  • TL140ADXP02-0 (TMX1401)
  • Color accuracy  2.5  1.0
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 48GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 76Wh, 4-cell , 76Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 312 x 227 x 18.5 - 20.5 mm (12.28" x 8.94" x 0.73")
  • Weight
  • 1.65 kg (3.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • microSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.2
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • FHD IR with Windows Hello
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • 3x Microphone Array with Ai noise-canceling
  • Speakers
  • 4x Speakers, Smart Amp, Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (GA402, 2023) configurations



All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:

What’s in the box?

Inside the box, you will find some manuals and a 240W barrel plug power adapter.

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2 months ago

you are lieing. 10 hours battery life watching videos

Severin Kolakov
2 months ago
Reply to  notme

We do the battery test at 120 nits brightness (rather low) and only VLC running, so if you are using the laptop with other programs and at higher brightness, you should expect less battery life.